Since ancient times cold has been used for therapeutic purposes; relieving pain, treating pain and inflammation. Cryotherapy is an act of treating, relieving or provoking a reaction by application of cold or exposure of the body or a part of the patient’s body. The application can be carried out by various means, from ice to cryogenic gas. This method has developed strongly among our neighbors in Northern and Eastern Europe in the last thirty years. She is also talking about her through a growing number of scientific writings interested in its effectiveness.
Three cold treatment techniques are currently considered:
– Localized cryotherapy consisting of applying intense cold to a targeted part of the body.
– Partial body cryotherapy during which the body of the patient is immersed in a cylinder, with the exception of his head. Body of the patient is entirely within the device which is in the form of cabin. In this case, the body of the patient is immersed in a dry cold at very low temperature (between -110 ° C and -140 ° C) for a period of between 1min30 and 3 minutes.